April Fools! Tinkoff's joke about sale of team causes confusion

Has the Tinkoff team been sold to a Chinese businessman or is it an elaborate April Fools joke?

Tinkoff-Saxo chases on stage four of the 2015 Tour of Spain (Watson)

(Image credit: Watson)

We've seen a couple of April Fools Day jokes this year, but this announcement by the Tinkoff team wasn't the best.

On one hand it seems like a perfectly plausible story, but now it's turned out to be joke it's in quite poor taste.

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Stuart Clarke is a News Associates trained journalist who has worked for the likes of the British Olympic Associate, British Rowing and the England and Wales Cricket Board, and of course Cycling Weekly. His work at Cycling Weekly has focused upon professional racing, following the World Tour races and its characters.